(WQOW) - News 18 is honoring those who are hometown volunteers in the Chippewa Valley.
On Thursday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m., News 18 is honoring our Jefferson Award winners from the past year in a half-hour TV special.
The Jefferson Award was launched in 1972, founded by Jackie Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard. The idea was to a create a Nobel Prize for public service.
Today, the primary purpose of the award is to serve as a call to action for volunteers in local communities.
For years now, News 18 has partnered with Marshfield Clinic Health System to recognize some amazing volunteers, making a difference in the lives of others and inspiring all of us to give back in new ways.
You can learn about all of our Jefferson Award winners here.
Tune into WQOW News 18 for the program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10. We will have a recording on the Jefferson Award page on WQOW.com